Here are Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems, by model year. The most common Santa Fe engine problems cost $6,600 to fix & occur at 66,000 miles. Regarding the worst model year 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe engine problems, "The 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe has a problem with the engine stalling while driving. Both our data & the NHTSA's complaint data show a significant defect trend at low mileage." Click on a year below.

Worst Engine Problems
engine failure 2012 Hyundai Santa Fe
engine failure 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe
violent jerking trying to accelerate 2013 Hyundai Santa Fe